James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki writes the financial column at The New Yorker.

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May 22 1998 3:30 AMThe Man With the BandwidthJohn Malone's cable gamble could soon pay off.
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May 8 1998 3:30 AMMurdoch at the BatWhy corporate ownership is good for baseball.
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April 24 1998 3:30 AMMindless MergingForget the facts. Today's acquisition-minded CEOs just want to make headlines.
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April 10 1998 3:30 AMBig Tobacco's Self-ImmolationThe industry doggedly pursued its doom through lying and stock-price obsession.
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March 29 1998 3:30 AMExit Andy GroveA great CEO is one whose company can do without him.
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March 20 1998 3:30 AMThe Internet-Stock BubbleWhy the bulls of Wall Street charged Web-based stocks this month--and then fled in panic.
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March 6 1998 3:30 AMThe Dell FactorYou can't make CEOs perform like real owner-managers just by overloading them with stock options.
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Feb. 20 1998 3:30 AMWhat Psychic Friends Failed to ForeseeNowadays, what makes a company successful rarely keeps it successful.
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Feb. 6 1998 3:30 AMThe Taming of the BarbariansHow a rapacious leveraged-buyout firm became a positive force in the corporate economy.
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Jan. 23 1998 3:30 AMThe Asian About-FaceSuddenly the region's fondest admirers don't love it anymore.
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Jan. 16 1998 3:30 AMThe Stock SpinnersBribes from investment banks to corporate clients are worse than unfair--they're inefficient.
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Dec. 26 1997 3:30 AMToy StoryToy Story
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Dec. 12 1997 3:30 AMOPEC's Oil ShockTechnology--and futures traders--have freed world supplies from the cartel's grasp.
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Nov. 28 1997 3:30 AMAn Awful Lot of AutosIf we're headed for a car-market crash, why does the industry keep adding capacity?
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Nov. 14 1997 3:30 AMIs There Anything U.S. Investors Won't Buy?The high risks of investing in places where the only rule is caveat emptor.
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May 15 1998 3:30 AMThe Daimler-Chrysler CollisionAnother merger in search of that elusive synergy
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May 1 1998 3:30 AMThe New Japanese MythologyBy forgetting what we've learned from Toyota and Sony in the past, we may be overestimating our strength for the future.
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April 17 1998 3:30 AMDark Days at SunbeamCEO Al Dunlap knows how to cut costs--but not how to build a company's future.
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April 3 1998 3:30 AMBuy This Ad Agency!The one thing today's advertising execs can't seem to brand is themselves.
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March 27 1998 3:30 AMThe Planet Hollywood SyndromeWhen mediocre food joints and crippled airlines still fly on Wall Street, ya gotta kinda worry ...
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March 13 1998 3:30 AMCaterpillar's Crawl to ControlWhen it comes to beating unions, companies--and Wall Street--can be very, very patient.
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Feb. 27 1998 3:30 AMAirline Deregulation's Fair-Weather FriendsThe last thing the major airlines want is real competition.
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Feb. 13 1998 3:30 AMViacom's Shortsighted Search for SynergyAmassing media properties doesn't build value--especially when the entertainment field itself is in decline.
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Jan. 30 1998 3:30 AMThe Commoditization ConundrumIt isn't pure competition but the fear of it that drives companies to compete.
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Jan. 22 1998 3:30 AMThe Luck of the IrishIn the movies, IRA terrorists become dashing heroes.
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Jan. 9 1998 3:30 AMThe Financial-News FadIs America really interested in business--or just in buzz?
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Dec. 19 1997 3:30 AMKodak's Blurry FocusUnlike Motorola, the company relied on courts to fight its trade battles.
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Dec. 5 1997 3:30 AMAll in the JeansLevi's plays it clean, Guess plays it dirty, but they both lose in the hipness game.
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Nov. 21 1997 3:30 AMLessons From Las VegasAre casinos a model for the new American economy?
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Nov. 12 1997 3:30 AMSurvival of the SuspiciousAndy Grove and the rise of Intel.

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